2018 conference


The Fourth Australian and New Zealand Solution-Focused Conference was held in Melbourne 20–22 July 2018.

Copies of presentations will be available here as they are provided.



Harry Korman —  On the ethics of diagnosis.     Paper


Emma Burns —  Using a Solution Focused approach in New Zealand Police


Annette Gray —   Doing safety differently— How an Australian construction business changed the way everyone viewed safety at each site     Presentation


Janine Waldman – Words which change worlds



Roxy Bretton & Andrea Lemm — Creating hope alongside at risk young people in a collaborative framework


Emma Burns — Solution Focused conversations with problem focused colleagues

Carey Glass — Moving fast at Highways England     Presentation


John Penny — Brief interviews in brief therapy


Janine Waldman — How to be resilient; with an SF approach 


Brent Gardiner — Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT).      Presentation


Michele Orr — Solution Focused safety in an adult community mental health setting 


Anthony Grant — Twenty years of Solution-focused coaching research     Presentation     Paper 1     Paper 2


Davide Di Pietro — Connecting the isolated: Working with separated families and a child who rejects a parent 


Nancy Grand — What are you hoping for?: A Solution-Focused coaching model for wellbeing in high school.


Annette Gray — Reflective practice — A Solution Focused way of sustaining coaching in organisations     Presentation


David Hains & Sally Morley — The pragmatics of using SFBT with a suicidal client     Presentation

Neil Worsley — Inspiring schools with possibilities 


Harry Korman — Is there a theory about SFBT?     Presentation


Lyn Worsley, Ruth Fordyce & Fran Price — Bright Thinking: A resilient thinking program for children